Sometimes our eyes are wide shut. In moments when we think we see one thing, we see quite another.
This often happens when our emotions are high and our thinking faculties subdued.
Sympathy, therefore, must be ladled toward the German news station N24, which was extremely keen to tell the world about last week’s killing of Osama bin Laden by the U.S. Navy’s SEAL Team Six.
Unfortunately, in its haste to offer a SEAL logo, someone at the station actually mustered the logo of the “Star Trek” Maquis Special Operations Seals Team VI–a bunch of nasty little 24th century terrorists.
That is what a German news show said and the article shows a picture to go with this.
The Star Trek mistake they made inserts a phaser for the flintlock.
In one day we have connections between both Star Wars and Star Trek to the same recent event. It says something about the mythic aspects of those to works of fiction and to their continuing impact on the global mind.
In 1000 years, all this will be confabulated like the Trojan War was with Homer.